The Catholic Archdiocese of New York's new cultural center is named after the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, whose TV and radio programs in the 1950s and 1960s attracted millions of viewers and listeners. The center for thought and culture casts a wide net and features an eclectic lineup of the performing and visual arts, symposia, lectures and exhibits in its state-of-the-art facility. Programs range from art and comedy to religion and politics to movies and classical music.
“The People's Concert Hall” boasts an eclectic lineup of performers. Highlights:
Nov. 13: Jim James
Nov. 14: Boz Scaggs
Nov. 19: A Drag Queen Christmas
Dec. 1, 8, 15 & 22: “Live From Here” with Chris Thile
Dec. 4: Lindsey Buckingham
Dec. 11: Taylor Mac’s “Holiday Sauce”
Dec. 12: Esperanza Spalding
Dec. 16: “Noel Nights,” with Rufus and Martha Wainwright and family and friends
The co-hosts of this live Mon-Fri daytime chat show—Whoopi Goldberg, Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace—are never at a loss for words or stuck for an opinion about anything and everything. Celebrity guests enliven the proceedings. Ticket requests to join the audience must be made online. For day-of-show standby tickets, guests are invited to join the queue at the studio at 9:30 a.m. and are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability once ticketholders have been seated. Free.
(Previews began Sept. 25, 2018, opened Oct. 25, 2018, tickets on sale thru Jan. 27, 2019)
(2 hrs 15 mins)
Gladys is a feisty social activist, old-school liberal and longtime art gallery owner in Greenwich Village, whose grip on her independence loosens as she succumbs to Alzheimer’s disease. Elaine May, Joan Allen, Lucas Hedges and Michael Cera star in Kenneth Lonergan’s memory play about a family in crisis.
Schedule: M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm
Beginning Oct. 9, 2018: Tu-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm
The outspoken former DJ dishes out celebrity gossip and interviews famous personalities. Advance tickets are available online for live tapings Mon-Wed at 10 a.m. and Thurs at 10 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. When available, standby tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the studio no later than 8:30 a.m. on the day of the show. Free.
(Dec. 6-9, 2018)
In this version of the Tchaikovsky ballet, performed by Dances Patrelle, the setting has been transported to New York City in 1895. Set pieces include a holiday party at Gracie Mansion, home of the city’s mayor; dancing at the Crystal Palace in the New York Botanical Garden; and ice skating in Central Park.
Schedule: Th-F 7 pm, Sa 2 & 7 pm, Su noon & 5 pm
Day-of-performance discount tickets for many Broadway and Off-Broadway shows may be purchased by credit card or cash at the four permanent TKTS booths in Times Square (Father Duffy Square), in Lower Manhattan (South Street Seaport, corner of Front & John sts.) and in Lincoln Center’s David Rubenstein Atrium (61 W. 62nd St., btw Broadway & Columbus Ave.). Discounts range between 20 and 50 percent. The service charge of $4.50 per ticket helps support other TDF (Theatre Development Fund) services and programs.
(Previews began Nov. 1, 2018, opens Dec. 13, 2018)
Aaron Sorkin has adapted Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel for the stage. Jeff Daniels stars as Atticus Finch.
Schedule: M-Tu, Th-F 8 pm, W 1 & 7 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performances Nov. 3 at 2 pm, Nov. 6 & 15 at 8 pm)
Thanksgiving Week, Nov. 19-24, 2018: M-W 8 pm, F & Sa 2 & 8 pm